Quote Of The Day

“Leftism has many of the trappings of religion, which is why Marx was so hostile to religion. He knew that religion is a competitor to the socialism he advocated. Each is a comprehensive doctrine. Each exhausts cognitive, conative, and affective space. To the extent that people are religious, they are not receptive to socialism; and since religion postulates an afterlife in which ultimate justice is done, it has a tendency to make people complacent. Marx wanted a revolution, not reform. He was interested in mundane justice, not transcendent justice. Religion, he said, is “the opium of the people.” It puts people to sleep (deadens their senses) precisely when, according to Marx, they need to be most active, most vigilant, and most determined”. —Keith Burgess-Jackson, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy and Humanities, The University of Texas at Arlington

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